Kwankwaso accuses FG, APC of plot to create new breed of Boko Haram insurgents in Kano

The National Leader and presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government of attempting to create a new breed of Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents in Northern Nigeria.

He was reacting to the ongoing situation in Kano, where Federal security agencies, with constitutionally assigned responsibility for ensuring peace, law and order, have been allegedly backing the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.

But he said people of Kano would resist any attempt to undermine the constituted authority in the state.  “We have mass followership because people believe in us, we are pro-people and the NNPP administration is determined to serve them anywhere they voted for it. We will not fold our arms and watch enemies of the state destroying the peaceful co-existence of our dear state, as we shall do everything possible to support the governor to succeed. I am happy that he is not distracted and is focused on achieving his goals.

“There are people from Kano, enemies of the state, who also suffer mental illness and are the ones advising the Federal Government on how to take over Kano through a State of Emergency. This is madness of the highest order that the good, peace loving and committed people Kano will resist.”

He also stated that “in the build ups to 2027, some desperate politicians are already on a mission of disruption, but we will rather prefer the two of us to loose  than to allow them crush us unnecessarily. We dare anybody, who thinks he can victimise us politically, to go and be rest assured that we are ready for the fight.

“We are not afraid to be out of power because we will remain politicians in or out of government, we cannot run away from our destiny, we are humans, we know what is good for us and we will pursue it vigorously.”

He claimed the Federal Government was listening to some unpatriotic politicians from Kano, who will only contribute to its failure because the people of Kano will resist any attempt to undermine the constitutional responsibility of the Governor by any individual or group.

“We are open to dialogue, truce and reconciliation, but we will not accept intimidation and political harassment of any sort. We know how to play politics and we have all it takes to protect ourselves from any evil,” Kwankwaso warned.

Meanwhile, the state Police Command has expressed displeasure over the booing of the entourage of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, by some misguided persons on his way back to his palace after observing the Eid prayers on Sunday.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, yesterday indicated that the incident happened when the monarch took a different route home, as part of his religious obligation.

The statement said that he was booed within the vicinity of Festival Primary School, and Zage/Zango areas by some unidentified persons.

“Currently, we are monitoring the entire Sallah events to ensure law and order are maintained. Adequate security measures are in place to tackle any form of security threats,” the statement said.

“Accordingly, the police command is warning individuals planning to cause chaos or breach the peace during the Sallah celebration to steer clear of the state,’’ he said.

The statement disclosed that security personnel had been deployed to arrest anyone attempting to cause chaos in the state.

The statement warned members of the public to desist from carrying weapons during and after the celebrations, saying that anyone found would meet stiff penalties. “Rigorous stop-and-search operations and patrols are ongoing in all local government areas in the metropolitan area to ensure a peaceful celebration.”

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